Junaid Ali

  • D.O.B.: 06/12/1995
  • Player Type: Batsman/Wicket-Keeper and Batting All-Rounder (Spin)
  • Placed: Re-Signed - Blythe CC
  • Nationality: Pakistani
  • Playing Role: Right-handed Top Order Batter, Wicket-Keeper, and Right-arm Leg Spin
  • Coaching qualifications: ECB Level 2
  • Recent teams: Central Punjab (Quaid-e-Azam Trophy)
  • Entry route: International Sportspersons Visa
  • Available: April to September

Syed Junaid Ali is a gifted Wicket-Keeper Batsman from Lahore, Pakistan. A hard-hitting Right-hander, Junaid is somewhat of a late bloomer by Pakistani standards and his progression in the First Class game was interrupted by the domestic restructure in 2018/19.

However, as is often the case, the cream rises and he’s become an integral part of the Central Punjab set up, particularly for red-ball cricket. A capable ‘keeper, Junaid was a regular for the Lahore age group teams throughout his youth and represent the Lahore West Zone in the Inter-District tournaments in 2015.

He pushed into the Central Punjab senior side after an outstanding 129 against Northern in the 2nd XI trophy. His 5 appearances in the 2021-22 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy were solid, with 190 runs @ 38.00 to go with 16 dismissals.

Junaid sought his first season in the UK in 2023 and linked with Blythe CC in the ECB North Staffs South Cheshire League. Junaid was outstanding for the club in a tough campaign in which the club were relegated, doing his best with 829 runs @ 48.76, scoring three hundreds in the process. He also rolled the arm over, with 15 wickets @ 32.07 a handy bonus.

Junaid will be a good pick up for any UK club seeking a tidy gloveman that can play a major role in the top order next summer who, if needed, can bowl a few overs of spin too. Junaid holds an ECB Core Coach Qualification

Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Blythe CC 2023 18 18 829
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
137 48.76 15 32.07 3-23
Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Central Punjab (First Class) 2021-22 5 7 190
HS Average Catches Stumpings Best Bowling
84* 38.00 15 1
Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Central Punjab 2nd XI (50-Over) 2020-21 5 5 109
HS Average Catches Stumpings Best Bowling
28 27.25 1 1